You want to take better photos of your kids but aren’t sure where to start?
Why not start simple with baby steps? Sure, you can enroll in a photography course or watch all the YouTube videos you can to learn all the bells and whistles of photography, but honestly, just by doing these 6 simple steps you can take your skills from zero to hero!
1. Get Focused: Each camera or phone is different but most generally there are boxes that will appear on your viewfinder or screen. maker sure those boxes are on your subject (aka you child) for your camera to catch focus. That will make your child in focus and not the tree or bush behind them. To step up your game even more try a photographer’s trick called “rule of thirds.” If your camera has a grid, place your subject on one of the intersecting points. This helps draw your eye to the subject of the photograph and is more appealing than if the subject is dead center.
6. Prepare Specific Strategies: Planning out your photo opportunities can make a day of play with your kids memorable and fun. If you are planning on building a fort or playing board games, set up the play next to a window with plenty of light coming in. Open all your shades in your kitchen and plan out the best time of day for lighting when baking cookies. Most importantly, have your camera near by to pick up and shoot. You don’t want be racing around to find your camera when a pretty epic moment happens.